• 1944 Education Act

    Secondary education free for all pupils
    Tripartite system: Grammar schools, Secondary Technology schools and Secondary Modern schools
    School leaving age: 15
  • School leaving age increased to 16

  • Education Reform Act

    National Curriculum introduced
    Key Stage Assessments
    League tables
  • Modern Apprenticeships introduced

  • 1996 Education Act

    All children to leave school on same date - last friday in June the year they turned 16
  • My first day at The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

    Age 11
  • Labour Party - Education Education Education!

    Introduction of 'specialist schools'
  • My last day at Secondary School

  • I started at Hereford Sixth Form College

    A-Levels in English Language, French, German and Communication
  • My last day at Sixth Form

    3 A-Levels achieved
  • Every Child Matters